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If you have been a victim of a data protection breach or cybercrime, here at Mayer Goldman, we can help you make a data protection compensation claim. We work with our panel of solicitors who can act for you on a NO WIN NO FEE basis.

If you suspect that your personal information or data has been misused or disclosed without your permission, please complete our claim form and we will help you make a data protection compensation claim.

What is a data protection breach?

Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) defines a data protection breach as “a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.”

Can I make a data protection compensation claim?

If you think that your personal data has been breached, misused, mishandled, lost or disclosed without your permission and this has caused you financial harm or distress, you have the right to claim for compensation.

What can I claim for?

Data protection breaches can cause financial harm as well as distress and psychological harm in the form of anxiety, worry, embarrassment or feelings of violation.

Financial Harm

If your personal data has been breached you could find your self a victim of identity theft or cyber theft. Criminals could use your identity to open bank accounts or credit cards or they could use your personal data to steal from your bank account, credit cards or any other online payment method. It is important to keep yourself safe from online threats however if you have been a victim of identity or cyber theft, we can help.

Distress

Regardless of whether you have suffered any financial loss you can still make a claim if the data breach has caused you distress.

Data protection breaches can have a significant impact on the victim. If you have suffered from upset, anxiety, embarrassment or the breach has caused you physical injury or symptoms, please complete our claim form and we will help you claim for compensation.

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How much could I claim?

When claiming a data protection compensation claim, our panel of solicitors will work on a NO WIN NO FEE basis to recover the maximum amount of compensation for you.
In the case of TLT v Secretary of State for the Home Department damages were awarded between £2,500.00 to £12,500.00.
Once you have completed our claim form, your claim will be valued individually.

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

If you think that your data has been breached, misused, mishandled, lost or disclosed without your permission you can lodge a complaint with ICO who can take action against the offending organisation and impose fines. However, the ICO does not offer compensation to the victims of data breaches but we CAN help you make a data protection compensation claim. Start by completing our claim form below